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biographer, paula broadwell, while investigating harassing e-mails broadwell sent to another woman. >> the private g-mail account that apparently paula broadwell had access to i think raises real security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning the deadly attacks on our u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if petraeus doesn't testify. >>> members of congress get back to tuesday on the exact same place they left. the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires. half of them voted democratic. half of them live in hollywood. >>> in indianapolis two people were killed in an explosion that damaged 31 homes. they suspect a gas leak. >> it looked like a war zone. >>> two weeks after superstorm sandy, 120,000 homes are facing another day without power. >> 70% have been flooded. the tide mark is at its sixth highest since records began 130 years ago. >>> the crews are at it. tempers have boiled over in phoenix. >> all that -- >> the falcons have
in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> happening now, emergency on the mountain. two snowboarders stranded in a blizzard for two nights on mt. rainier, sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> millionaire business titan on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now he's accused of killing his neighbor. he speaks out about why he's hiding from police this morning. >>> and she's just 12 singing with a turkey leg. meet the new viral sensation. starring in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, she's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. welcome back to amy robach. and, boy, you really need a flowchart to keep track of the sex scandal. let's get it all straight. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afgha
discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. paula says to another woman in a private g-mail account raises security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning deadly attacks on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> members of congress get back network on tuesday to the exact same place they left, the edge of fiscal cliff. >> republican party will fall on the swords and half republicans voted democrats. >> an explosion that damaged 31 homes. >> looks like a weather zone. >> two weeks after superstorm sandy, thousands are facing another day without power. >> 70% of the city is flood. >> the crews are at it. contact between jeff gordon and clint bowyer. >> all that -- >> not a great night offensively for the chicago bears. >> for the first time in four years an nfl game has ended in a tie. >> -- and all that matters. >> on this day we thank all of our veterans for reminding why america is and always will be the greatest
overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the fbi agent you just mentioned has been removed from the case, for sending revealing pictures of himself to that whistleblower. the scandal is growing. and it's resolving around the actions of paula broadwel
between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell according to sources familiar with the investigation. broadwell had extraordinary access to petraeus when he was running the war in afghanistan. >> they trusted me, so i was able to get a lot of great access and i got to know his family and his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago -- >> i'll even give him my personal e-mail address. >> reporter: -- several sources tell abc news it was an e-mail that unraveled the affair. a couple of months ago, a woman apparently in the tampa area, with an association with petraeus and the military received a strange and harassing e-mail. she notified the fbi which launched the investigation. also worried that his official account had been compromised. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a compromised official account were intimate, salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell described as a lot of human drama. >> there had been rumors of an affair between him and paula broadwell for some time. >> reporter: f
. it was an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broad we'll had access to petraeus. >> i they trusted me. i got to know his family and e his mentors. >> reporter: confirmed as cia director more than a year ago. several sources tell abc news that it was an e-mail that unravelled the affair. couple of months ago, a woman in the tampa area, with a association with david petraeus, received a strange and harassing e-mail which launched the investigation. the e-mail was traced back to the computer of paula broadwell. but what agents found instead of a account were salacious e-mails between petraeus and broadwell. >> there had been rumors between him and broadwell for some time. but, frankly, i didn't believe them and neither did just about anybody else i knew. he just didn't seem the type. >> reporter: martha raddatz reports that some of his afghanistan staff worried about how it looked with broadwell spending so much time with him. an official tells abc news that it was just tuesday evening that the head of national intelligence was told. thursday at the white house, petraeus
, everybody. well paula broadwell was seen just last night in washington through the window of her brother's house. good morning on this wednesday. i'm rob nelson. >> yeah, she was sipping on wine, looked some what relaxed. >> probably needs a drink. >> i'm the other paula, paula faris, very uncomfortable with all this talk. details this morning about the other woman in the story, referring to jill kelley. we may hear from president obama about it all today as well. >> his first news conference since being re-elected. you can imagine this will be high on the press corps' agenda for sure. >>> two guys safely back with their families after a few harrowing and rather cold days on one of the continent's highest mountains. hear from them in just a second. >> then from california it was a pretty rude awakening for some residents thanks to tens of thousand of gallons of waltter. lots of dirt. when you put the two together you are pretty much getting more mud than anyone should have to deal with. >> look at that. talk about pressure -- the golfer who was basically trying to save his career. and it
officials say after admitting that an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. a woman received harassing e-mails from broadwell. and the complaint led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers as to when exactly the affair came to light, who in washington knew about it and when they were told. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boilen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he spoke to him twice this weekend. and said his former pass boss is remorseful. >>
of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous harassing e-mails from jill kelly whose volunteer work for military families brought her and her husband into contact with the petraeus's and other generals. it was her call for help to the fbi that kicked off the investigation. >> the e-mails accused kelly of improper socializing with generals. they also had references to the comings and goings of general petraeus that weren't public. >> reporter: kelly's brother says his sister was a victim. >> my sister, number one, is a mother. she has three kids. she's extremely dedicated to those kids. she's a wife and she's been extremely dedicated to her husband. >> reporter: who would have ac
" -- the first sighting of paula broadwell since the world found out she is the mistress of former cia director david petraeus. >> we've also learned that broadwell had e-mailed others now involved in the military sex scandal. it is wednesday, november 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> that's right. you heard it. broadwell wasn't only e-mailing the other woman in the scandal, jill kelley. good morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. we have a couple more layers. >> the other, other woman. >> the other other. >> get your flowcharts out to follow the story, folks. good morning. i'm rob nelson. reporters will have a chance to question president obama about the story today. it his first news conference since his re-election. >> as if he doesn't have enough on his plate. right? >>> also this half hour, we have reported here about dangers of cheerleading. go team. go, rob. go "world news now." you probably know where we're going with this one. we have the latest example from last night in the nba. >> pretty horrific to watch. we'll tell you exactly how this one ended. >> ho
, at the center of the story, federal agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. they were seen taking out boxes of materials. >> we return to martha raddatz with more details on this quickly unfolding story. >> reporter: a friend close to petraeus says the general was shocked and surprised to learn broadwell had been sending anonymous threatening e-mails to jill kelly. the petraeus family friend who was so alarmed by the e-mails she called the fbi. those friends also tell us the general's wife holly petraeus is furious with her husband. you see her here at his confirmation hearings back in august of 2011, broadwell sitting just a few seats away. petraeus insists they weren't having an fair affair then, which leads us to the first big question. when did the affair begin? petraeus' friend says it started around november 2011, two months after he took over the cia. an important point since he could be tried under military law for adultery. >> my understanding from him is that the affair did not begin when he was in the army. >> reporter: many who kn
classified documents on the computer that belongs to paula broadwell. she is the woman who had an affair with the then cia david petraeus. there is nothing to indicate that these documents actually came from general petraeus himself. the general stepped down as the cia director last friday but questions remain about whether his once secret lover knew information she should not have known. prince, consider paula broadwell's comments during a speech in denver last month during which she spoke about the attack on our consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this but the cia annex had actually taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner they think the attack on the consulate was to try to get these prisoners back. it's still being vetted. >> shepard: the cia spokesperson today said that did not happen. any suggestion that the agency is still in the detention business is uninformed and baseless. we're also now learning when this whole scandal began. this morning, a former top aide said the actual affair started last year. just two months after general petraeus
biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified ma
evidence removed from paula broadwell's north carolina home. the e-mails she sent to the director. cbs 5 reporter on what is becoming an increasingly sorted affair. liz? >> at first glance, the e- mails, they didn't look like a threat to the national security. mostly with the messages that are set from the jealous girlfriend. instead they uncovered an elaborate scheme that would lead to the resignation of the director and growing concerns over how much his mistress knew. joe kelly is a florida socialite. his biographer, paula broadwell, saw her as a romantic rival for petraeus' attention. broadwell sent kelly anonymous e-mails from a secret account that she and petraeus shared access to. the source said that the e- mails were more cat fights than stay away from my man. when the fbi started poking around, they first thought someone had breached his private e-mail account. but it turned out that the agents had stumbled upon a secret communication system that petraeus and broadwell used to communicate with each other. some of the messages were sexually explicit. he would write an e-mail, he
with an fbi investigation of harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer paula broadwell. those e-mails were sent to 37-year-old joe kelly, a state department liaison and friend of general petraeus. sources say the fbi stumbled onto the affair between petraeus and broadwell during that investigation and according to a former petraeus staffer who spoke to the general today, the affair began after he became cia director and ended about four months ago. brian moore is covering this developing story tonight from capitol hill. >> reporter: as president obama saluted vets transin arlington investigation cemetery. >> to thank you, to honor you. >> reporter: washington was consumed with the thought of one of the nation's most celebrated military heroes, cia director and former general david petraeus stepped down over an extramarital affair. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: nbc news reports personal e-mails between petraeus and biographer paula broadwell came to light after an anonymous maims were sent to another woman who worked for the state department. >> mrs. broadwell sent these thr
to an extramarital affair with his biographer paula broadwell. multiple sources have revealed the identity of a woman who received harassing e-mails from broadwell and whose complaint to the fbi led to the investigation which uncovered the affair. and there's a growing chorus of questions from lawmakers about exactly when the affair came to light, who in washington was told about it, and when they were told. nbc's kristen walker has the latest on the controversy. >> reporter: according to a senior federal official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. the down fall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extrama
. petraeus resigned friday after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer paula broadwell. kelly went to the fbi after receiving emails from broadwell. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour last friday. >> i think he's a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify at hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi but now acting director michael morrell will take his place. >> don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: senator diane feinstein says petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. tha
was reportedly with this woman, paula broadwell. >> this project started as might dissertation. >> investigators were investigating paula broadwell. lawmakers say they should have known about the probe. dianne feinstein plans to investigate the cia. >> i think we should have been told. >> eric cantor talked last month about the general's of theaffai. david petraeus was supposed to testify. the interim director will speak in his place. >> police all looking into a late-night shooting in north baltimore. officers responded just after 10:00 p.m. last night for reports of a shooting. a taco bell manager remains in critical condition after confronting two man in howard county. two men shot the manager in colombia. the manager was taken to hospital. -- two men shot the manager in coloumbia. >> police are trying to figure what happened in the parking lot of the north point flea market yesterday afternoon. police said the brawl broke out around 1:00 p.m.. the commotion attracted the attention of shoppers. one man was taken to the hospital after he was hit in the upper body by a rubber mallet. two more p
caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned
of the mistress at the center of the storm. paula broadwell, still silent, as the secretary of defense, defends the top american general caught in the scandal, overnight. >>> breaking overnight, a plane with three pilots onboard crash into a house and burst into flames. a narrow escape for the woman inside. now, new clues about what caused the crash. >>> lottery scam. the elaborate sting to capture two brothers who scammed a father of two out of a winning ticket. the two brothers are under arst. the father on top of the world. how lottery officials pulled it off. >>> now, look who has gone "gangnam." the psy surprise, appearing with madonna in front of 25,000 fans. music's biggest superstar, turning up the heat with the hottest star on the planet last night. ♪ >>> happy wednesday. we have a lot of new and exclusive details pouring in on the cia sex scandal. it's caused general petraeus his job at the cia. american's top commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to show you, tampa socialite jill kelly on tuesday. it all started with her. there's so many questions about her clai
our first glimpse of paula broadwell and found her driver's license was found on a jogging trail in washington. the scandal that started with broadwell has ballooned to include the top u.s. commander in afghanistan general john allen accused of sending several00 e-mails to kelley that were like phone-sex over e-mail. it is time right now to hold off judging general allen. >> general allen is doing an excellent job in leading the forces. he has my continued confidence to lead other forces and to continue the fight. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> general allen is a decemb distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission. i don't have anything to add to what secretary pan neiagua ne - has said. >>> we will hear from the president for the first time since this scandal broke. we will find out what he says about finding out days ago instead of months ago. >> hard to keep a straight face with all of the details coming out with this story. other details is general petraeus had ho
hearing will not deal with his extramarital affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >>> the fbi is investigating whether broadwell violated the law for storing military documents including classified material on her computer. the army has suspended her security clearance and jill kelley the other woman who triggered the investigation into broadwell has been stripped of a special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> the plot thickens. wow. >> where is the flow chart? >> woo, getting tough to follow. really tough to follow. trying to sort it out. for the first time since his concession speech, mitt romney is speaking out abut his election day defeat and does sound a little bitter. >> the wound i think are still a little raw. during a conference call wit his top donors, romney said president obama won re-election because of quote, gifts to black, hispanic and young voters. so-called gifts include obamacare, the dream act, contraception for women and break on college loans. >> what the president, president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coaliti
programs to see if they are strong enough. a computer used by paula broadwell that was not secured contained classified information.broadwell's affair with former cia director david petraeus led to his resignation. national security officials tell "reuters" an investigation continues into how broadwell acquired the documents. as a reserve officer in military intelligence, broadwell does have access to classified material but rules require the documents to be stored in secure locations or computers. just yesterday president obama said there was no indication so far that any classified information had been disclosed as a result of the scandal. the man who helped start the investigation that led to the downfall of c-i-a director david petraeus is a veteran f-b- i officer. frederick humphries, seen here in this file video, first took a complaint from his friend, jill kelley, about emails that accused her of inappropriate behavior with petraeus. the investigation that followed led to the discovery of the extramarital affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. agents
, and the military does, too. he's very happy where he's at now. >> that was paula broadwell on "morning joe" back in january, the woman at the center of the alleged extramarital affair. and we use the word "alleged" very loosely there with cia director david petraeus which led to the resignation from his post on friday. good morning. with us on set, msnbc political analyst, john heilemann. the president on the council on foreign relations, richard haass and author of "foreign policy begins at home: the case for putting america's house in order." and from washington, we've got nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. the great john heilemann also here. >> we also have willie geist. >> the great willie geist also here. >> we did your show. it's a cute little show. >> it's fun, right? it's a good show. >> how's your new life? >> it started nine seconds ago, so i'll let you know. >> your swan song on friday being called by some the greatest swan song since the beatles recording abbey road. >> the "m.a.s.h." finale, i got a lot of that. >> so what's the chances that this paula broadwe
reportedly with his biographer paula broadwell. new information shows the f.b.i. had been looking into broadwell for allegedly sending threatening e-mails to a family friend of patraeus. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it could have gone to e-mail hacking but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> it wasn't until last week the white house was made aware of the situation. some lawmakers say they should have known about the probe. >> it doesn't add up that the f.b.i. would be carrying on this type of investigation without bringing it to the president or highest levels of the white house. >> the senate intelligence committee chairwoman says she plans to investigate the f.b.i. >> this is something that could have had a effect on national security i think we should have been told. >> this comes at the same time that those meetings had been scheduled on capitol to ask questions about the attack in libya. we understand now that the acting director of the c.i.a. will testify instead of patraeus. >> sc
. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman she jealously thought was too close to petraeus. new york congressman peter king says there are far more questions than answers. >> this seems to have been going on for several months. yet now it appears that they're saying that the fbi didn't realize until election day that general petraeus was involved. it just doesn't add up. and you've got this type of investigation, the fbi investigating e-mails, the e-mails leading to the cia director, and it's taking four months to find out that the cia director was involved. >> cnn's barbara starr is following this developing story, she's live at the pentagon for us. good morning. tell us, what is the status of the investigation right now? >> well, good morning, alina. "the new york times" is now reporting this morning that the investigation actually began some months ago. but, again, the questions continue to mount. it wasn't until election night that the director of national intelligence, jam
with former c-i-a director david petraeus. agents carried out two computers and ten boxes from paula broadwell's north carolina home last night. the f-b-i had been investigating claims that broadwell sent harassing e-mails to jill kelly, and in doing so uncovered emails between broadwell and petraeus indicating their affair and leading to petraeus' resignation last week. former new jersey governor jim mcgreevey, no stranger to shocking sex scandals, tells cnn he is not surprised by the scope of this high profile military embarassment. when you look at the generals, these are men that the nation need. yes we need to make sure military secrets were preserved and protected, we also need to understand the human dimension. >> he denies any wrongdoing and will remain the commander in afghanistan. congressman jesse jackson junior has left the mayo clinic in rochester where he was being treated for bipolar disorder. his whereabout are not known at this time but the investigation into his campaign money misspending is now widening. wgn's robert jordan is live at city hall with the latest. latest repor
at the center of this, paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing since the scandal broke five days ago. but for the first time we got a glimpse of her here in washington, d.c. overnight, we captured these images of paula broadwell, here inside her brother's home, having a quick dinner and glass of wine. still silent about the accusations swirling around her. caught up in the storm, now, the highly respected general who commands forces in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite jill kelley. but after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary seemed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell a
was getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. he had been sending shirtless photos to kelly and that's how they found out. it's so convoluted. we're back after the break. >>(narrator) bill press is on current tv. >>liberal and proud of it. >>(narrator) unafraid, outspoken, and above all politically direct. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: i'm still trying to untangle my brain from jacki's newscast. >> shirtless--all i heard was shirtless. >> get jacki on the phone. >> travis! >> the other command center afghanistan is being investigate for sending inappropriate e-mails to the woman. >> 20 to 30,000. >> and general petraeus sent inappropriate e-mails to--what the heck is going on over there. >> 20 to 30,000 inappropriate e-mails. it's hard to send 20 to 30,000 inconstant30,000instant messages. >> i keep getting threatening letters from jacki schechner to stay away from general petraeus. i don't understand wha
into these emails that were described as harassing emails that were sent from paula broadwell to another woman. he learned about them on election day, on tuesday. on wednesday, he notified the white house. on thursday morning, the national security adviser, tom donovan, made the president aware, general petraeus was here, the former general, retired general, was here on thursday where he offered his resignation. the president slept on it overnight. called him back on friday and accepted the resignation. as far as the individual who rereceived the allegedly harassing emails from paula broadwell, our nbc's pete williams, our justice correspondent is reporting this afternoon, she was a civilian employee of the defense department contractor, not someone in the government or military. now about the benghazi angle of all this. of course david petraeus, as head of the c.i.a. was due to testify late next week, thursday, before the house and senate intelligence committees about what happened on september 11th. the events leading up to it. any warning signs that were missed and what happened in that controv
by paula broadwell, a ph.d. student he met at harvard. nbc news has confirmed that the fbi opened an investigation into whether broadwell had improper access to petraeus' e-mails or other computer access. meanwhile, mr. obama appointed petraeus' deputy michael morrell to take over at the cia and released this statement, thanking petraeus for his service. quote, by any measure, through his lifetime of service, david petraeus has made our country safer and stronger, going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus, who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time. now, this comes as the cia and the obama administration faces scrutiny about that benghazi attack. erica? >> what can you tell us about the acting director, kristen, mike morrell? will he now testify, again? as you heard this week is the hearing on the benghazi attacks? >> that's what is expected. michael morrell is a career agent at the cia. he joined back in 1980 when he was 21 years old as an economic analyst. what's so interestin
that she is biographer paula broadwell. during that process her name came up. and all of this information coming to light on just days before the hearing on benghazi, libya terrorist attack. former cia director david petraeus was set to testify. now he has not on the list. it has law makers questioning. peter king said testimony from petraeus is essential to understanding what went wrong in benghazi. he was on fox news earlier today. >> i was not told and the chairman of the intelligence committee was supposed to be told. my understanding they were not told about it and the fib fub said it didn't involve terrorism or intelligence. >> and molly what was the fbi looking at. >> harris, the fbi discovered the bigrapy paula broadwell had acess to the personal e-mail account and they monitored his e-mail although he was not under investigation . but the agents were scured of a security breach or broadwell was stalking nem and after that they discovered the affair. >> petraeus stepped down and senator fine stine is not happy about it she said this is an enormous loss for our country and intellig
paula broadwell who was reportedly having an affair with david petraeus, which led to his resignation. the testimony regarding the deadly bombing attack on the embassy in benghazi, libya, will go on withouteneral petraeus. senator dianne feinstein says she still expects petraeus to testify about the attacks even if it doesn't come today. congressional leaders say it's important for petraeus to testify because he visited libya shortly after the attack. >> the petraeus scandal will likely come up this afternoon as the president holds his first news conference since the election. president obama will also meet with business leaders to avoid the economic disaster. he sat down yesterday with labor leaders to get their input. the president will meet with congressional leaders to discuss the fiscal cliff on friday. and we'll carry the president's news conference this afternoon live at 1:30. >>> congress looks for answers into the deadly meningitis outbreak. lead erds from the fda and the massachusetts department of health are expected to testify at today's hearing in front of the house energ
with his biographer, paula broadwell. you have to assume questions will be asked. >> and a lot of people making the point, do we care more about benghazi or what petraeus was doing in his bedroom? fair question. >>> paula broadwell under investigation for storing military documents including classified material on her computer possibly in violation of the law. the army suspended broadwell's security clearance and kelley, this woman right here, the other woman embroiled in the scandal, has been stripped of her special access pass to macdill air force base in tampa. >> i think there are a lot of questions, too, about exactly why these two women had such access to the two men. sounds like there were genuine friendships and family history, pictures attest to that. just seems there was a lot of communication, you know, and between the two very powerful men and these, these, other, jill kelley. so i think a lot of questions about that. and also, we talk to dudes about this story, though they make the point that if the director of cia gets busted for, you know, an infidelity, you know, that may
washington asking how and why. and the woman suddenly in the spotlight, paula broadwell isn't saying. back in january she was promoting her book on the general. >> he absolutely loves the agency. >> broadwell arch west point graduate and army reserve officer had close access to the cia director. federal agents are investigating whether she had access to his e-mails or computer. >> my understanding is that the fbi's investigation into what took place on computers there did not necessarily -- was not focused on him. that came by information by accident. >> law enforcement and multiple u.s. sources tell nbc news that e-mails between the general and paula broadwell were indicative of an extra marital affair. nbc news tried but was unable to reach paula broadwell for comment. in his resignation letter, the general revealed he had showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. law enforcement sources tell nbc news that the general is not under investigation and that they don't expect their inquiry will result in criminal charges. patreus was the man who turned around the
with the resignation of general the t david petraeus. e-mails between him and paula broadwe broadwell, his biographer, were indicative of an extramarital affair. this is as petraeus' former spokesperson is speaking out granting his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. officials say it was triggered by e-mails from petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and only stumbled on the relationship with tpetraeus as a result. >> my first reaction was disbelief. >> reporter: now petraeus' former spokesperson steven bo
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